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Roe V Wade, Abortion

#OTD ROE V WADE: US Supreme Court Legalizes Most Abortions

#OnThisDay Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to...


According to the Julian calender (which was in use at the time) it is #IsaacNewton’s birthday today. Now that’s a guy who actually changed the world.   Portrait of Newton by Godfrey K...

photography, ada lovelace, computers, algorithm

Fantastic Women Series – Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was born on December 10, 1815. She was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Noel Byron. However, being Lord Byron’s only legiti...

berlin wall, iron curtain, cold war

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago today, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the cold war and the iron curtain, fell. How did the wall come up in the first place? At the end of WWII, the allied forces de...

climate change

11,000 Scientists warn of Unequivocal Climate Emergency

Another stark warning has been issued by 11,000 scientists, who warn of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis”. The statement (below) was published in the journal BioScience marking ...

On this day: Tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutenkhamen Found

#OTD – November 4, 1922, one of the most famous archaeological discoveries is made, when the tomb of young Egyptian Pharaoh Tutenkhamen (King Tut) is found by Howard Carter in the Valley of the ...

DESI, telescope, dark energy

A New Telescope to Study Dark Energy

A super telescope, called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has started the most detailed survey of the cosmos ever undertaken. As part of the 5 year programme, DESI will measure the eff...

all women spacewalk

Historic All Women Spacewalk

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conduct the first all women spacewalk together from the International Space Station. It will last 5.5 hours and you can watch it here.  

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